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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mickey Mantle's 500th Home Run




On May 14, 1967, Mickey Mantle unloaded on a pitch from Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles. It was the 500th home run of his distinguished career. Mantle would retire at the end of the 1968, and I don't remember seeing him play. The Hall of Fame outfielder  hit some of the longest home runs in baseball history. 


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  1. I was in Vietnam when The Mick hit #500 but I was fortunate enough to see him and Roger Maris - with Jim Bouton on the mound - when the Yanks played Cleveland at the old stadium on the lakefront. Those were some great Yankee teams...

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  2. Watched the Mantle/Maris battle for home runs from Long Island, while in high school. What a glorious time!!!

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  3. Watched the Mantle/Maris battle for home runs from Long Island, while in high school. What a glorious time!!!

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  4. I was in junior high in OKC. The only Yankee game I got to attend was when they played the Texas Rangers in the late 70s. It rained.

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